Recover Integrity: Blog

Are you questioning your relationship to drugs or alcohol? Do you think you might have addiction or alcoholism? Has the problem passed some kind of threshold where you believe something needs to change?    How do you know if that's happened? Well, first of all, I would say...

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In therapy, there's a term we use...

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In the plant medicine world, there are currently a lot of studies and a lot of work happening-- also politically to make it legal-- about psilocybin. This chemical occurs in what we tend to call magic mushrooms.    Magic Mushrooms and Religion? People have been eating magic mushrooms maybe since before religion. Some people even theorize that religion comes out of psychedelic experiences that people had including experiences on mushrooms. Potentially, people ate mushrooms and had spiritual experiences...

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One of the most popular plant medicine experiences--and it's just kind of out--is Ayahuasca. It’s a South American brew, a tea, that has hallucinogenic properties largely coming from DMT--a compound produced in certain plants. The Ayahuasca vine allows the DMT to pass the blood-brain barrier.    Using Ayahuasca is a seven-hour experience. They call it psychedelic, but these are loose categories.    Ayahuasca vs. Other Psychedelics    I mean, there's a difference in the psychedelic experience of psilocybin and Ayahuasca. I...

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We're at an interesting time in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse. We’re trying things that many haven’t even considered in the past--and they’re showing promising results.    Specifically, I’m talking about the use of plant medicine psychedelics--what used to be illicit drugs--in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse conditions.  Can Ecstasy Help with Mental Health? I find it so ironic, MDMA, which is commonly known as ecstasy or molly, is being recognized as therapy.    Kids,...

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Probably the simplest, most difficult, complicated, controversial, and important concept in spirituality--and I'd probably say reality--is God.    Sometimes it doesn't feel right to even talk about God. Who are we to talk about God? Who am I to talk about God?    If I'm being more honest and vulnerable--I guess in a moment like you ask God to talk through you--we could see that the reality of God is the most important phenomenon, the most important expression for...

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